Results tagged ‘ First-Year Player Draft ’

Rogers to Double-A DL with blister

I’d say this qualifies as good news for fans of former Brewers first-round Draft pick Mark Rogers. The ailment that sent him to Double-A Huntsville’s disabled list Monday is only a blister. 

That would explain Rogers’ rough outing on Sunday. He surrendered six runs on two hits and four walks in only two innings, a rare blemish on a stellar season. Even with those runs, Rogers has a 3.78 ERA in 22 starts for Huntsville and Triple-A Nashville. 
Right-hander Michael Fiers was reinstated from the DL at Huntsville and took Rogers’ place.
In other Minor League news, the Brewers formally announced two more signings from the 2010 Draft: Seventh-rounder Joel Pierce, a right-handed pitcher, and 10th rounder Rafael Neda, a catcher. The Brewers have locked-up their second through 12th round picks, leaving only first-rounder Dylan Covey, a right-handed pitcher, unsigned
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Brewers add six more signees

Three additional draft selections, including second-round pick Jimmy Nelson, have been signed this week by the Brewers, the club announced Wednesday.

Nelson, a right-hander from the University of Alabama, joins two other draft picks and three undrafted players in the Brewers’ latest round of signings. 
Additionally, the Brewers have signed 21st round pick Kevin Shackelford, another right-hander from Marshall University, and utility player Derrick Shaw, who was drafred in the 41st round out of Florida A&M.
The three new undrafted signees are lefty Charlie Bashara, right-hander Travis Stortz and center fielder Reggie Keen.
With the six new signees, the Brewers have now signed 34 players, 29 of which have been draft picks from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
— Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter


Brewers announce signing of 23 draft picks

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers announced on Sunday that they had signed 23 players from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, as well well as one undrafted player.


Right-handers Tyler Thornburg and Matthew Miller, as well as third baseman Cody Hawn, selected in the third, fifth and sixth rounds, highlight the first 24 signees for the Brewers.

Overall, the Brewers have signed 12 pitchers — one of which is Marques Kyles, son of bullpen coach Stan Kyles — and 12 position players through Sunday.

Players will be reporting to either Helena, Mont., or Phoenix — a mini-camp will be held in each location and it will begin Monday.

Both Helena and Arizona begin their respective seasons on Monday, June 21st.

Below is a list of all 24 signees:

Tyler Thornburg, RHP, Charleston Southern, Round 3

Matthew Miller, RHP, Michigan, Round 5

Cody Hawn, 1B, Tennessee, Round 6

John Bivens, RF, Virginia State, Round 12

Mike Walker, 3B, Pacific, Round 14

Brian Garman, LHP, U of Cincinnati, Round 17

Shea Vucinich, SS, Washington State, Round 20

Kevin Berard, C, Barbe High School, Round 22

Ryan Bernal, RHP, Florida Atlantic, Round 23

Gregory Hopkins, 3B, St. John’s, Round 24

Nick Shaw, SS, Barry University, Round 25

Alex Jones, RHP, Jacksonville State, Round 27

Dane Amedee, LHP, LSU Eunice, Round 28

Daniel Britt, RHP, Elon University, Round 29

Eric Marzec, RHP, Youngstown State, Round 30

Mike Melillo, C, Elon University, Round 31

Jason Rogers, OF, Columbus State, Round 32

Seth Harvey, RHP, Washington State, Round 37

Michael Schaub, RHP, Loara High School, Round 38

Kenneth Allison, CF, Angelina JC, Round 39

John Dishon, CF, Louisiana State, Round 42

Thomas Mittelstaedt, RF, Long Beach State, Round 44

Marques Kyles, LHP, Limestone College, Round 48

Dexter Bobo, LHP, Georgia Southern, Undrafted

— Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter


Brewers select 1B Morris in 4th round

It took four rounds, but the Brewers finally took a position player, first baseman Hunter Morris, a junior from Huntsville, Ala.

Morris, who was previously drafted by the Red Sox in 2007, has an above-average bat all around with impressive raw power as a left-handed hitter. On the basepaths, he’s said to have better-than-expected speed.
Defensively, Morris has improved at first base and is considered athletic enough, with a good enough arm as well, to play a corner outfield spot.
Physically, he’s drawn comparisons to Brad Hawpe of the Colorado Rockies. And while he was a little overweight early in his college career, he has lost some weight recently and changed his body significantly.
— Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

Thornburg is 3rd pitcher taken by Brewers

If there’s one thing the Brewers need it’s pitching, and that’s exactly what they’re going after in the early rounds of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.

With the third pick, the Brewers drafted right-hander Tyler Thornburg out of Charleston Southern.Thornburg, a junior from Atlanta, throws a power fastball that can run up to 95 mph and an above average changeup with excellent arm speed when he throws it.
Additionally, he throws a “get-me-over slow curve” at 68-71 mph as well as a hard breaking ball — which he usually throws out of the zone — at 75-78 mph to get strikeouts.
Physically, Thornburg is undersized, but athletic and uses a delivery similar to that of the Giants’ Tim Lincecum.
For Charleston Southern, Thornburg typically hits cleanup while playing right field on Friday before being the designated hitter on Saturday and taking the mound Sunday.
His scouting report suggests he will need to learn to throw his breaking ball for strikes to remain a starter, but would otherwise be a good arm out of the bullpen.
— Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter

Brewers take RHP James Nelson in 2nd round

After taking a high school pitcher in the first round, the Brewers got the college arm many expected them to take, as they drafted RHP James Nelson with the 64th overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
Nelson, a junior at the University of Alabama, can run his fastball up as high as 94 mph, with a nice slider — a tilted, hard, late-breaking pitch — to go with it.
A Florida native, Nelson has an average changeup to go along with his slider and fastball with the ability to command all three of them. According to his scouting report, Nelson is “big and physical, a bigger version of Jeff Suppan.”
Nelson’s biggest weakness is a lack of life on his fastball and the lack of use of his third pitch. But if he could develop the changeup to be a significant third option, he could be a good starting option for the Brewers in the not so distant future.
— Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter


Brewers select RHP Dylan Covey with 14th pick

With the 14th pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft on Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers selected RHP Dylan Covey from Maranatha High School in Pasadena, Calif.

Covey, who has been compared to the Giants’ Matt Cain and Chad Billingsley of the Dodgers, throws a power fastball and a sharp curve, while his changeup has been said to need some work in the Minors.
The selection of a power arm by the Brewers comes as little surprise with pitching being the most obvious need for the club.
Covey was named Gatorade’s California Baseball Player of the Year for 2010 last Tuesday after posting a 7-1 record with three saves, a 0.40 ERA, 138 strikeouts and 20 walks in 70.2 innings while batting .414 with a home run and 17 RBIs.
Perfect Game USA’s No. 2 prospect and Baseball America’s No. 4, Covey has previously signed to play at the University of San Diego before being drafted.
Stayed tuned to the Brewers homepage for further updates on the Brewers’ first-round selection when they become available.
— Jordan Schelling, Associate Reporter


Harper goes No. 1; Brewers pick 14th

draft_2010.jpgThe 2010 First-Year Player Draft began just like everybody thought it would, with the Washington Nationals selecting Bryce Harper first overall (and introducing him as an outfielder). 

The Brewers hold the 14th overall pick and we’re here at Miller Park while scouting director Bruce Seid and his crew are at work in the Draft room. I’ll pass along some notes throughout the Draft, and will of course pass along some comments from Seid and general manager Doug Melvin after the Brewers make their pick. 
It’s the first time the Brewers have ever selected 14th overall. Notable players chosen 14th overall include outfielder Jason Heyward by Atlanta in 2007, catcher Jason Varitek by Seattle in 1994, first baseman Derrek Lee by San Diego in 1993, first baseman/outfielder Cliff Floyd by Montreal in 1991 and first baseman Tino Martinez by Seattle in 1988.
And by the way, you can follow the Draft live tonight at  
— The Mets just picked University of North Carolina right-hander Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick. He was one of the names we heard connected to the Brewers in recent days. 
— Interesting intra-division pick for the Reds at No. 12 in Yasmani Grandal. Switch-hitting catcher was apparently in the mix for Royals at No. 4.
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